tania_nexust (23) - Greater London, - OCT 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. I’ve had this beer (and loved it) in cask several times, but not had a bottle in years. It had a much sweeter milk-chocolate nose than I was expecting, and did have a full, silky mouthfeel, but disappointingly less coffee than I remember it having. As it came into contact with the air more aroma was released, but it still didn’t give the depth of flavour I thought I’d experienced in it previously.
ShivanDragon (983) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
zwart helder met bruine kraag
aroma: zoet, chocolade, geroosterde moute, koffie/espresso
smaken: redelijk zoet, matig bitter, sterk, licht fruitig, redelijk sterk gemout (gebrande en geroosterde mouten), espresso bonen
medium body, dun van textuur, mooie sterke koffie in zowel aroma als de smaak, had een iets vollere body kunnen gebruiken
cthomas2390 (173) - Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black pour with red highlights and good tan head.espresso and green pepper aromas fade into chocolate. Peppery astringency and charcoal thru the middle. Ends fairly clean and dry with some residual coffee bitterness.
jimbaxter (21) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a deep black and browny nice light brown head. the aroma is roast black coffee with a slight sweetness Medium body, mediumcarbonation. fair beer nice finish
Borresteijn (4135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl Bottle at Drie Dorstige Herten. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of strong coffee, roasted malts, some cream, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, some espresso, bitter chocolate, coffee and cream, bittersweet finish. Light-bodied. Tasty beer.
flying_pig (757) - SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Peckham’s, Glasgow (£2.39):
Coffee & roasted malts too. The espresso is very apparent and there is a dryness to the beer with some milky cocoa coming through as well. There is some barley too and a touch of bitterness.
Black with a 2cm foamy head that is a medium to dark tan in colour and holds pretty well.
Coffee & espresso upfront but there is more milkiness than from the nose, Medium strength chocolate & some roasted malts with some bitterness follow. Some faint background fruits make an appearance towards the end too.
A dry taste with medium bitterness and a medium body. Carbonation is light medium and there is a nice, well balanced bitterness to the finish.
Strong coffee & espresso flavours that thankfully don’t overpower too much. Surprisingly well balanced and enjoyable offering. Quite a nice beer overall.
Quokka (11) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
The instant coffee of espresso beers. Not smooth at all, watery, and very disappointing.
Pizd (339) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle): Pours almost black, small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, black coffee, smokey notes. Big roasted malt flavour balanced with the bitter espresso flavour, some dark chocolate notes and bready notes accompany. Super drinkable and great flavours.
olliejobbins (594) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. pours a very dark brown almost black with caramel head. aroma and taste are both extremely strongly of...espresso. very nice and smooth mouth feel.
gruberm (268) - - SEP 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wonderful chocolatey coffee aromas but no depth to taste. Thin watery burnt espresso taste and then fades quickly to nothing.
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Niall73 (613) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. pours a deep dark, browny black with a ruby edge and a tan head. the aroma is... toasty black coffee with some dark fruit and a hint of vanilla sweetness. Medium body, mild carbonation. Its OK - not quite rich enough, lacking a bit of body and depth. But there are some really good flavours there. There’s a touch of sweetness, some smoke, toast, a little veg, peat, fruit, a bit of ash. Pretty tasty.